It’s over! The long-running and awfully ugly feud between Elton John and Madonna has come to an end.
Sir Elton and Madge have been feuding for over a decade. It all started in 2002, when John criticized Madonna’s song for the Bond film Die Another Day as “the worst Bond tune ever.” He also accused her of lip syncing in 2004, and again before her Super Bowl appearance, quipping “make sure you lip-sync good.”
“She’s such a nightmare,” John said in supposedly off-the-record comments, adding, “she looks like a f–king fairground stripper.”
Madonna has mostly waged her side of the war through her publicists, who release statements that counter John’s more disdainful comments. Still, the feud between Elton John and Madonna has been called one of the music industry’s biggest feuds.
And now it’s over.
Over the summer, John was dining with his husband David Furnish in a French restaurant when Madonna coincidentally showed up.
“She came in, and I sent over a note,” said John. “She was very gracious. I apologized profusely because what I said should never have appeared in public. She accepted our apology, and then we bought her dinner. That’s over and done with. She was really great about it.”
John also complimented the ease with which Madonna forgave him after a decade of vitriol.
“I have to say, she was fantastic. She was just, ‘Okay, let’s get a move on,'” said John. “I was very relieved, because she had every right to say ‘I don’t want to talk…’ I said, listen — you have an option of not talking to me again and I completely understand it, and she said ‘No, no. I accept your apology. Let’s move on.'”
You can check out a video of Elton John admitting that his feud with Madonna is over here. What do you think of their former feud? Was it one of the music industry’s biggest? Sound off!